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Breathlessness: Your questions answered

Feeling short of breath, for example when exercising, is usually a healthy and natural response. However, breathlessness might sometimes be a sign of an underlying issue caused by respiratory, cardiac, or neurological issues for example. Here to provide an expert insight into breathlessness is Dr Amit Patel, leading London-based Consultant Respiratory physician.

Asthma symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Asthma is an inflammation of the lungs that causes the airway flow to become strained. The result of this is a difficulty in breathing (it has been compared to trying to breathe through a straw) and this can be worrying or in some cases, life-threatening. Fortunately, there are various treatments that exist. Learn the key facts about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in this article by leading respiratory physician Dr Amit Patel.

Taking precautions against the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dr Amit Patel, a leading consultant in pulmonology and respiratory medicine, clarifies what we currently know about the coronavirus Covid-19 as of the 4th of March 2020. This includes how it spreads, why people are being asked to self-isolate and the factor of age with the virus. He also shares with you advice from medical professionals and reliable and frequently updated information sources.

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